Singapore economy

FAI-driven jobs filled mostly by Singaporeans

JOBS created from new investments in Singapore are predominantly filled by Singaporeans, and while there is an emphasis on high-tech sectors, the Republic will need a range of other jobs to cater...

Too soon to pop the bubbly for Singapore economy

LONG in the making, the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China can now put an end to some of the uncertainty that has dogged the global economy of late.

Minister drops hints on what's coming in Budget

MORE companies may be able to participate in government-led programmes that can strengthen their competitiveness while helping them scale.

60%-70% of jobs created by new investments in 2019 will be in PMET roles: EDB

SINGAPORE - Around 60 to 70 per cent of the jobs created by the foreign investment attracted here in 2019 will be for professionals, managers, executives and technicians, a category known as PMETs...

Jobs from new investments mostly go to Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing

JOBS created from new investments in Singapore are predominantly filled by Singaporeans, and while there is an emphasis on high-tech sectors, the Republic will need a range of other jobs to cater...

Retail sales fall for 10th straight month

Even huge shopping events like Singles' Day and Black Friday that had consumers shelling out left, right, and centre failed to lift retail sales in Singapore last November - the 10th straight...

Online sales grew in November, but Singapore retail still in negative zone with 4% decline

RETAIL sales fell year on year for the 10th month in November, weighed down by big-ticket items like cars and furniture, according to Department of Statistics (SingStat) data out on Friday.

Singapore's gender pay gap narrows to 6%

WHILE women still earn less than men in Singapore, the pay difference between men and women with similar roles, experience and age has narrowed over the years, even if other occupational...

Sectors with ITMs saw more jobs created for Singaporeans, PRs

SOME 19,500 positions were created in the 23 sectors where Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) were introduced, as the increase in employment of Singapore residents outpaced the decrease in...

Diversification helped Singapore avoid recession in 2019: Chan

THREE sectors in the services industry helped Singapore escape recession in 2019, and while the government has a cautiously optimistic outlook, uncertainties remain in the global economy, Minister...

Manufacturing sentiment positive in December

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sentiment entered positive territory for the first time in eight months in December - prompting economists to suggest that the worst may be over for the sector that has...